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Research fund partner helps WSU innovation advance
June 29, 2016

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Economic Development

SEATTLE – Since the Commercialization Gap Fund launched at Washington State University two years ago, 14 researchers have received funding to fill the gap between their discoveries and private investment. The Washington Research Foundation (WRF) has just invested up to $1 million for the next four years in the fund.

Licensing agreement will improve chemical detection
June 15, 2016

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Commercialization

Hill-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A new licensing partnership between Washington State University and Excellims Corp. will improve chemical detection tools used to identify everything from dangerous chemicals to human disease.

WSU student startup with global health impact wins again
May 31, 2016

By Alyssa Patrick, Economic Development

Engage-teamSEATTLE – The Washington State University student startup company Engage earned $10,000 and a top prize at the University of Washington Business Plan Competition last week.

June 12-16: Workshops offer resources for marketing ideas
May 17, 2016

bootcamp-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Scholars and researchers with discoveries they want to market are among those encouraged to attend the annual “Be The Entrepreneur Bootcamp,” planned June 12-16 in Pullman and in Moscow, Idaho, and cosponsored by Washington State University.

WSU, Chinese company to collaborate on ag research
May 11, 2016


By Craig Lawson, International Programs

SHENZHEN, China – Research and economic development in agriculture will be advanced thanks to a memorandum of understanding signed today between Washington State University and BGI, one of the world’s largest genomics companies.

WSU, AgTech Accelerator partner to support ag tech startups
May 6, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will further agricultural technology innovation nationwide as a partner institution of AgTech Accelerator’s launch in North Carolina this week and closing of $11.5 million in initial financing.

Students challenged to create intricate wine rack
May 4, 2016

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – For much of the semester, Leah Engelhardt and Jingxian (Doris) Xie’s fellow architecture graduate students and professors had doubts about their project.

April 18: Faculty, students learn to market discoveries
April 14, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers and entrepreneurs will learn about commercializing their innovations through connecting with startup investors and other support in a free seminar 1-6 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the CUB junior ballroom at Washington State University. A networking happy hour will follow.

$11M funds food safety center, tech transfer to markets
March 30, 2016

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences
and Alyssa Patrick, Office of Economic Development

PULLMAN, Wash. – Consumer demand for safe, high quality, additive-free packaged foods is on the rise. Washington State University is advancing toward meeting this demand thanks to two recent investments in innovative food processing technology based on microwave energy.